Redmond, Oregon, is a small city of over 32,000 on the edge of the Willamette National Forest. Almost 16% of residents in this resort town are 65 years and over. Redmond is a popular Central Oregon destination because of the desert parks and thriving downtown music, arts and dining scene. The St. Charles Redmond Hospital is in the heart of downtown, and the nearby Redmond Municipal Airport is convenient for visiting family members. Peacocks stroll the grounds of the Petersen Rock Garden and Museum, a 15-minute drive from downtown Redmond.

Seniors who need some help with the activities of daily living, such as dressing, grooming and managing medications, might be interested in assisted living in Redmond. Daily meals are provided, as well as housekeeping and laundry services. Transportation is another common benefit. In Redmond, the monthly median cost of assisted living is $5,090, a bit higher than the state median of $4,659.

This guide gives information about the benefits and drawbacks of living in Redmond, and it compares the city’s assisted living costs with costs in other parts of the state and with other types of senior care, as well as some resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Redmond, OR

2015, 2016

Brookdale Redmond

1942 SW Canyon Drive, Redmond, OR, 97756

Brookdale Redmond is located in Redmond, Oregon, home to Redmond Caves, Smith Rock State Park and Oregon’s Cascade Range. Visitors describe the facility as spacious and clean with a caring, informat … (read more)
Brookdale Redmond is located in Redmond, Oregon, home to Redmond Caves, Smith Rock State Park and Oregon’s Cascade Range. Visitors describe the facility as spacious and clean with a caring, informat … (read more)

Regency Village at Redmond

3000 SW 32nd St, Redmond, OR, 97756

My dad was in The Heights Assisted Living Center. It was a smaller facility. His room was fine. They had good activities. The people were friendly, and they were personable.
My dad was in The Heights Assisted Living Center. It was a smaller facility. His room was fine. They had good activities. The people were friendly, and they were personable.

Ashley Manor – Rimrock Facility

1600 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond, OR, 97756

We placed my husband in Ashley Manor – Rimrock Facility. It was a nightmare.He wound up in the emergency room and I brought him home after. I will not take him back there. They oversold their facility … (read more)
We placed my husband in Ashley Manor – Rimrock Facility. It was a nightmare.He wound up in the emergency room and I brought him home after. I will not take him back there. They oversold their facility … (read more)

Brookside Place

3550 SW Canal Blvd, Redmond, OR, 97756


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Redmond

The Oregon Department of Human Services is responsible for licensing and regulation of all long-term care facilities in the state. Oregon DHS also offers provider training and oversees residential care quality and safety.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Redmond

  • Redmond is in the high desert near the Cascade Mountains, where temperatures are pleasant most of the year. November through February is chilly, with highs in the 40s, and the average snowfall is 15 inches. In the summer months, the thermostat rarely rises above the mid-80s.
  • The cost of living in Redmond is about 107% of the national average but lower when housing costs are subtracted. For example, health care costs in Redmond are 92% of the U.S. average.

  • Redmond has 257 physicians per capita, higher than the U.S. average of 210. The air quality index of 67 is better than the national average of 58, and the air quality health risks are lower in Redmond than in the rest of the state.
  • Violent crime is lower than the U.S. average in Redmond, and property crime is about 14% higher. However, the overall crime rate has been dropping in the city since 2018.
  • Downtown Redmond has an old-fashioned atmosphere, with antique shops and specialty food stores. Residents can enjoy bingo and trivia nights at the Kobold Brewing Company, one of the town’s micro-breweries. Local businesses sell craft supplies and artisan gifts, and restaurants offer a variety of regional cuisines.
  • Redmond is home to the Juniper Golf Course, and there are many parks for a city its size, including the Redmond Caves, a natural wonder with five underground caverns.

Paying for Assisted Living in Redmond

The monthly cost of assisted living in Redmond is $5,090 according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, compared to $4,659 for the state of Oregon and $4,300 nationally.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The monthly cost of assisted living in Redmond is at the high end compared to the median cost in the United States and some nearby cities, probably because Redmond is a resort area with many amenities. Only Eugene has a higher cost at $5,430 per month. Portland’s monthly cost is $4,831, and Salem’s is $4,398. The lowest monthly median cost is $3,985 in Grants Pass.

$5090

Redmond

$4659

Oregon

$4300

The United States

$4831

Portland

$4398

Salem

$5430

Eugene

$3985

Grants Pass

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

For seniors who would like to remain at home, homemaker services are available at a median monthly cost of $5,911, and home health care is available for $6,101 per month. These are helpful options for seniors who would prefer to age in place. Seniors who only need weekday assistance may prefer adult day health care at a more affordable $1,842 per month. Nursing homes in the area provide full-time health care to seniors for $11,650 per month.

$5911

Homemaker Services

$6101

Home Health Aide

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$5090

Assisted Living Facility

$11650

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11650

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Redmond was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bend, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Redmond

Oregon is one of five states to offer a 1915(k) option, also known as a K Plan, K Option, or, in Oregon, the Community First Choice plan. This benefit, offered through Medicaid, helps eligible low-income seasons to pay for their assisted living and other care costs.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Oregon page.

Paying for Assisted Living in Oregon

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Redmond

Resource agencies for seniors living in Redmond can help them find assisted living communities and the means to pay for them, along with providing advocacy for senior issues. For those who aren’t quite ready for assisted living, they can help with meals, provide entertainment and offer support for a wide range of issues.

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CONTACT
SERVICES

(541) 678-5483

Serving cities and towns in Central Oregon, the Council on Aging provides resources for people over 65. This may include nutrition counseling, free meals, in-home services, financial aid and legal advice.

(800) 522-2602
(503) 378-6533

The Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints about senior living facilities and advocates for improvements in the quality of senior care. Seniors can contact the ombudsman for help in resolving issues with their long-term living arrangements.

(541) 548-6325

The Redmond Senior Center provides activities and monthly meals for seniors and advocates for them in the community. Activities include bridge, tai chi and arts and crafts. It's also a Meals on Wheels site, providing meals for seniors who qualify for the program and some who don't.

(425) 556-2900

The Redmond Senior Advisory Committee can direct seniors to social activities and health and wellness programs designed to enhance their lives. The committee also serves as a pipeline to City Hall for issues affecting seniors.

(541) 967-8630

In conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging, this branch of ODHS helps seniors find resources such as health care coverage, community services and long-term care.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Redmond

Redmond-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oregon